Approximately 30% of the first phase of Egypt’s Administrative Capital infrastructure has been completed, Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities Mostafa Madbouly informed President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, according to Al Borsa.

In his recent meeting with Al Sisi, Madbouly also stated that governmental/office buildings’ master-plans have been finalized for the governmental district. Currently, facilities are being implemented, including water, electricity, and sanitation.

During the meeting, Madbouly announced that the ministry is also deciding on the location of Abu El Reesh Children’s Hospital annex in Upper Egypt. The new hospital is to be located either in New Assiut City of New Sohag City.

Furthermore, the president has ordered the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) to build around 15 to 20 additional schools in the new cities to the 45 schools that are being constructed, according to Presidential Spokesperson Yousef Alaa. The Armed Forces Engineering Authority were previously assigned to build those 45 schools.

There are also another 100 schools dedicated for the Educational Building Authority, according to Al Bawaba News. All schools are to follow the Japanese schooling system and will be under the Nile School’s management.

The Head of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Kamal El Wazeer also provided the president with the latest updates on the building of churches, to which the president emphasized that all plans and developments should be finalized soon.